The annual Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard summer potluck takes place this Tuesday at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. This year, Dr. Oran Hesterman will be the special guest. Hesterman has been a national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems for many years.
Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard is a chapter of Slow Food USA, which supports Good, Clean, and Fair food for everyone. Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard efforts include educating on sustainable food issues with movies, speakers, and panels; supporting local farms and food artisans with farm tours and farm news; organizing local foods potlucks, cooking classes and tastings, and wild foods walks; keeping local members informed with national and international sustainable food issues and supporting donations for local families to the and .
Hesterman’s most recent book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All reflects his role as president and CEO of Fair Food Network. Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit that works at the intersection of food systems, sustainability, and social equity to provide access to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food, especially in under served communities. They implement model programs and promote policy changes to repair our food system.
Hesterman has dedicated much of his life to building a more just and sustainable food system. He played an essential role in the establishment of the Michigan Food Policy Council and has made significant contributions to the funding of healthy food and farming via his leadership of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders group.
The annual Slow Food Martha's Vineyard potluck takes place at the in West Tisbury, on Tuesday, July 17th. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner at 6:30 with Hesterman; book signing and dessert to follow. Please bring a potluck for six in reusable container without throwaway covers and bring your own dinnerware including cups. This is a zero waste event so do not bring any throw away plastic. Food scraps will be taken to farmers for their livestock and any compostable products will be composted. $5 Slow Food members, $10 non-members